What a difference a Strut Brace makes
O.k, another debate on fitting a strutbrace on a 33, sud, or sprint.
I have owned 2 ser 2 33's and 2 ser 3 33's and fitted a strut brace to the ser 2 only, here is my experience.
After fitting I noticed that the turn in was much sharper, the car reacted quicker, I also had to turn in less. I also found that there was no chassis twist at the front, let me explain.
Before fitting the brace if one wheel was going over a bump you could feel the chassis twist and flex as the wheel rode the bump.
After fitting the brace and going over the same bump felt like the whole front remained flat and level and in contact with the ground.
I know people think that there is enough strength in the bodywork due to the bulk head, there is not, I wonder why they added the top to front bottom supports in the ser 3's apart from the extra engine weight, to stop chassis cracking due to twisting maybe?
Adding a brace is not just for the chassis, it's also to aid the suspension, RichB if you would like to interject...
I hope this educates people who have not fitted one and prevent them from asking if it will make a difference.
Once I have fitted the brace to my ser 3 I will post my experience, which I’m sure will be the same as my ser 2’s
If anyone would like to try it themselves, you are more than welcome to drive my car before and after fitting or in your own car using my brace.